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Windows 7: Avast Bug

13 Mar 2010   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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No probs with 64-bit Home Premium here, but have just noticed that boot-time scanner is not available - it says only available under 32-bit. Is this going to be a security prob? Thanks all.
should not be a security prob. but it may make getting rid of some viruses harder.
Thanks cloud; such a shame. I wonder why Avast have not resolved this. I've used Avast for several years and now might have to change to a different AV I'll wait and see perhaps...


The boot time scan has never been available with a x64 OS in any Avast version to date. If you want to read about it, why it doesn't have it, etc.. should check out the avast forum, just search for "no 64 bit boot time scan", and you should find a few threads on it.

This one here in particular explains why it doesn't fairly adequately.
New avast Beta refresh
And here:
Kernel Patch Protection

But they are saying they will somehow implement it in Avast 5.1..supposedly.


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13 Mar 2010   #12
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^Thanks Airbot for that, will have a read now. I was just worried about it being a security loophole. Very kind of you and repped for the links.
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13 Mar 2010   #13
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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13 Mar 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Just had a read and really useful post you pointed to. Thanks again Airbot.
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